Cycling experiences and knowledge of the road code of nine-year-olds

Accid Anal Prev. 1987 Apr;19(2):141-5. doi: 10.1016/0001-4575(87)90033-9.


Sex differences in cycling experience and knowledge of the road code were examined in a sample of eight-hundred and fifteen nine-year-old children. The results showed that there were not significant sex differences for those who had ridden on the road or ridden to school in the week preceding the interview. However, males were more likely to have ridden at night. There were no significant sex differences in self reported unsafe acts or in knowledge of various dimensions of the road code. The results show a relatively high level of ignorance of the give-way rules for uncontrolled intersections and a disturbing number of children who reported they had ridden at night without tail or headlights.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Accidents, Traffic* / prevention & control
  • Bicycling*
  • Child
  • Education*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • New Zealand
  • Sports*
  • Time Factors
  • Wounds and Injuries / epidemiology*
  • Wounds and Injuries / mortality